Dorset House School

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Dorset House School
Established 1784
Type Other Independent School
Religion Church of England
Location The Manor

West Sussex
RH20 1PB
England Coordinates: 50°54′31″N 0°33′19″W / 50.90855°N 0.5552°W / 50.90855; -0.5552
Local authority West Sussex
DfE URN 126109
Students 143
Gender Coeducational
Ages 4–13

Dorset House School is a co-educational preparatory school near Pulborough in West Sussex, England. There are 143 pupils, made up of 91 boys and 52 girls, whose ages range from 4yrs to 13yrs. This school is a feeder to all the major public schools in the South-East of England and beyond, including: Ardingly, Brighton College, Charterhouse, Christ's Hospital, Cranleigh, Eastbourne College, Harrow, Hurstpierpoint College, Lancing College, Marlborough, Millfield, Milton Abbey, Radley College, Roedean, Shrewsbury, Tonbridge School, Wellington,Winchester and Worth School


The school was founded in 1784 as Totteridge Park School in Hertfordshire. In 1865 it moved to Hendon and became Brent Bridge House school, and from 1874 to 1886, it move to Elstree and became Hillside School.[1] In 1886 it moved to Littlehampton and became The School House, and in 1905, it merged with and became Dorset House School.[2]

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  1. ^ Donald P. Leinster-Mackay, The rise of the English prep school, Publisher: Taylor & Francis, 1984, ISBN 0-905273-74-5, ISBN 978-0-905273-74-7, 398 pages (note 32, page 33)
  2. ^ "Our History", Welcome to Dorset House School, retrieved 19 Sep 2011